Klara Tomljanovič, guitar
Manuel de Falla (1876–1946), Homenaje
Isaac Albéniz (1864−1909), Granada
Tomaz Bajželj (1979), Surreal
Isaac Albéniz , Sevilla
Steingrimur Rohloff (1971), Positive
Nikolaus Brass (1949), lines
Augustin Barrios (1885-1944), Una limosna por el Amor de Dios
Astor Piazzolla (1921–1992)
Milonga del Angel
La Muerte del Angel
For our world-renowned contemporary music performer, the guitarist Klara Tomljanovič, we have commissioned new works by renowned international composers, which will premiere as part of our new international project, The Dialogue of Culture and Time. The programme promises a beautiful blend of modern novelties and established works of the past.
Klara Tomljanovič is a Basel-based Slovenian guitarist and a globally recognized performer of contemporary music. She studied with Sonja Prunnbauer in Freiburg and Oscar Ghiglia in Basel. While still a student, she started performing with Aleph Guitar Quartet, which quickly amassed international critical acclaim thanks to their intensive new music work and numerous performances at various festivals of contemporary music in Europe and Asia. Tomljanovič has been hosted by many musical series and festivals in Germany, e.g. Musik Eclat in Stuttgart, the Berlin-based Maerzmusik, Musica viva in München, Internationale Weingartener Tage für Neue Musik and Hamburger Klangwerktage, as well as festivals in other countries: Warsaw Autumn in Poland, Archipel in Switzerland, Pan Festival in Seoul in South Korea, Villa Massimo in Italy and Teatre Metropol in Tarragona, Spain. Moreover, she collaborates with various noted ensembles (Ensemble Mosaik, Ensemble Experimental), orchestras (Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra SWR, the Slovenian Philharmonic and the Slovenian Radio and Television Orchestra) and has also worked with a number of soloists: Teodoro Anzellotti, Ernesto Molinari, Isao Nakamura, Petra Hoffmann, Renate Greiss-Armin, Miguel Àngel Marín, Uroš Rojko … While Tomljanovič dedicates herself completely to interpretations of new music on both emotional and intellectual level, she remains faithful to her classical guitar repertoire, especially that of the early 20th century.
Tomaž Bajželj, born in 1979 in Kranj, studied composition and music education at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana. He enrolled in postgraduate studies and later a master’s degree at the Carl Maria von Weber College of Music in Dresden. His works have been performed at various festivals throughout Europe. He has collaborated with renowned Slovenian and European chamber musicians and the RTV Ljubljana Symphony Orchestra. He lives in Berlin as a freelance artist.
Steingrimur Rohloff is one of the most prominent young Scandinavian composers, his works having been performed in more than 25 countries around the world. He studied in Cologne with Krzysztof Meyer, at the Conservatoire national superieur and IRCAM in Paris with Gérard Grisey, Laurent Cuniot and Marc-André Dalbavie. Among Rohloff’s many awards, there is the prestigious Bernd-Alois Zimmermann Award, which he won during his stay in Cologne. His opus ranges from orchestral and chamber to electronic music. In recent years, Rohloff has also produced a number of stage works. His first musical theatrical work was the children’s opera “The Story of a Mother”, for which he received the Reumert Award, the most significant Danish theatre recognition. He regularly collaborates with the world-famous Modern ensemble and various festivals such as Wien Modern and Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival.
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